Tuesday, September 06, 2005

ABC and NFL Keep Kanye West For Pre-Game Show

Hip hop idiot (I know, it's redundant) Kanye West won't lose his big gig at the NFL's opening game Thursday night on ABC. From the Los Angeles Times:
The NFL, which has vigorously protected its image since dust-ups involving Janet Jackson, "Desperate Housewives" and the cable series "Playmakers," is standing by a popular hip-hop artist who made a derisive remark about President Bush during a nationally televised Hurricane Katrina relief benefit.

Rapper Kanye West, who said Friday, "George Bush doesn't care about black people," will perform as scheduled Thursday outside the Coliseum as part of the league's season-opening celebration show, which will be broadcast by ABC.
Football just isn't important enough to put up with the NFL's demonstrated contempt for their audience.

And someone needs to ask Kanye West (and his pathetic little bitch, Matt Damon) why, as a gangstah rapper, he doesn't consider himself responsible for helping to create a culture that produces looters and the sort of people who fire on rescue helicopters.